The SIUE men’s tennis team split this weekend, beating Dayton University on Friday and losing to Wright State on Saturday.
On Friday, the Cougars won 4-3, with junior Nicolas Vincent, sophomore Nico Kuehn, senior Jacob Tanulanond and sophomore Patrick Gaffigan getting victories.
On Saturday, sophomore Jacob Perkins got the only victory for the Cougars, winning his match in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
The team’s next match is at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, when it will travel to the University of Northern Illinois.
The SIUE men’s basketball team improved its overall record to 7-14 on Saturday when it beat UT Martin 87-82. Four SIUE players were able to finish the game in double-digit scoring figures.
Junior Kris Davis went 7-10 from the field including 2-2 from 3-point range to lead the team in scoring with a season-high 20 points.
With the win over UT Martin, the Cougars are 4-4 in the conference and remain in second place in the Ohio Valley Conference West, trailing only Murray State.
TRACK & FIELD
The SIUE men’s and women’s track and field teams were unable to get victories at the Southeast Missouri Dual Meet.
For the women, sophomore LaDonna Caston broke the school records with her times in the 60-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles. Caston finished the 60-dash in 7.67 seconds and ran the hurdles in 8.55 seconds.
For the men, sophomore Darius Smith broke the men’s school record for the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.88 seconds.